On Wednesday 31 August, we’ll be holding a Pirate Day, the last of the events in our first ever summer events programme. Coming to the end of the programme has made me think about what we’ve achieved, particularly as this is only our second summer of opening in the new building.
Over the last month or so, we’ve held some fantastic events. A big highlight for me has been our regular ‘Holiday Make’ sessions, which have seen families making everything from badges, to scrap material boats, to puppets and even ‘Mysterious Creatures of the Depths’! These drop-in events have been really popular, and I’m pleased to say we’ll be continuing these in the future – so look out for sessions every Wednesday in the school holidays. Our Geology Rocks! week, which helped launch our new geology display and celebrated the fascinating geology of Sheringham, included some fab events, like fossil making and creating amazing bowls using rocks from the beach outside. It was lovely to see visitors enjoying walks through historic Sheringham with our wonderful Board member Tim. If you missed this, don’t worry, as we’re running more walks in September as part of Heritage Open Days. Finally, I’d like to highlight our fun poetry workshop for families with local poet Phil Barrett, which ended with families creating poetry about Sheringham from the point of view of aliens who had just landed in the town!
Of course, none of the above would have happened without the help of several people, who worked really hard behind the scenes, and at events. I should like to take the opportunity to say a massive THANK YOU to them:
– Suzanne Lam and Carly Smith-Huggins, our two summer events interns, have been wonderful additions to The Mo team, planning inspiring and engaging events, which have really captured people’s imaginations. I wish you the best of luck for the future, and look forward to seeing the brilliant things you do in the future.
– Harriet Witham, our brilliant new volunteer, who has delivered all of our Holiday Make sessions, and many of our Geology Rocks! events. I’m looking forward to doing lots more with you in the future, and I’m so pleased you’re part of The Mo team.
– Judy Langridge, another brilliant volunteer, who has delivered lots of craft activities for children, as well as some of our Geology Rocks! events. I’m excited about future craft activities you do, and am pleased you’re such a long serving – and great – member of The Mo team.
– Kit Collins, an amazing artist who ran our Wrapped Rock Bowls workshop, and several other events for Geology Rocks!, including ‘Museum of Today’, which allows people to display things they’ve found on the beach in the museum.
– Tim Groves, our great Board member, who kindly led two guided walks around historic Sheringham.
– Janet and our volunteers, who have provided brilliant support for all of the events.
A big hello and welcome to our brand new WordPress site. The aim of this site is to enhance our wonderful website: www.sheringhammuseum.co.uk. Everyone at The Mo is really proud that our museum is right at the heart of the community, and we are eager to ensure that everything we do is supported by, and for, the people who visit us. This site will allow you to tell us what you think about the museum, and hear about all the exciting things that are happening at The Mo.
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